TIME SPENT (AND WASTED) IN MEETINGS
|21% The amount of time on average, workers spend in meetings|
|25% The amount of time, on average, workers say time in meetings is wasted|
|24% The amount of time, on average, finance leaders spend in meetings|
|21% The amount of time, on average, finance leaders say time in meetings is wasted.|
The most common issues in meetings, according to workers:
|66% Starts or ends late|
|63% It’s unnecessary (e.g., could’ve been handled over email)|
|57% Too much or not enough time allotted|
|57% Attendees distracted (using phone, checking email, doodling, etc.)|
|55% Attendees interrupt each other|
|49% Not sticking to an agenda when one is provided|
|47% Attendees unprepared|
(Multiple responses allowed. Top responses shown.)
20% The amount of time, on average, finance leaders spend in meetings conducted via an online platform.
36% The percentage of workers who admit they’re less engaged during remote meetings.
47% The percentage of finance leaders who said the same regarding their staff and virtual meetings.
Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 U.S. workers age 18 and older who work in an office environment, and more than 2,000 finance leaders in more than 20 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas
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